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2013-08-01 16:23:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School and author of a July 17th report forecasting that three dozen reactors are at risk of early retirement, issued the following statement today: "The announcement by Duke that it is abandoning the Levy reactor project in Florida is the second such announcement by that utility in the space of just a few weeks. The Duke decision...

2013-07-17 16:22:17

In Wake of San Onofre, Crystal River & Kewaunee Shutdowns, Cooper Outlines Next Nuclear Reactors Under the Greatest Pressure to Close Down; Reactors in AL CA, CT, FL, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI on "At Risk" List. WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tough times the U.S. nuclear power industry faces today are only going to get worse. In the wake of nine major nuclear reactor closures or uprate cancellations...

2013-06-14 12:22:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Farley's unit 1 resumed electricity production on Friday, June 14 at 2:47 a.m. CT following an automatic shutdown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down when a lightning arrestor failed on a transformer. All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. All three of the transformers' lightning arrestors were...

2013-06-12 12:23:23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down due to the failure of a transformer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public and no injuries to plant personnel. Plant Farley unit 2 continues to...

2013-06-03 12:23:48

*** Webcast Available to Media Outside of San Diego *** SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two public figures who led the response in Japan and the United States to the Fukushima reactor crisis will appear together Tuesday for the first time to outline the lessons of Fukushima for Southern California, which now awaits the decision on whether or not the crippled San Onofre reactors near San Diego will be restarted. Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will...

2013-05-24 23:25:25

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has appointed Jeffrey Benjamin as senior vice president, Nuclear Power Plants, effective May 31. Pittsburgh, Pa (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has appointed Jeffrey Benjamin as senior vice president, Nuclear Power Plants, effective May 31. In this position, Mr. Benjamin will lead Westinghouse efforts to meet existing new plant customer needs and further develop new plant opportunities....

2013-05-10 12:21:44

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on April 14. Electricity production resumed on May 9 at 11:50 p.m. CT. Unit 2 had completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage...

2013-05-01 16:25:32

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) told judges overseeing the licensing case for two proposed South Texas Project nuclear reactors that the applicant (NINA) is subject to foreign ownership control or domination requirements and does not meet the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act in this regard. This will help licensing opponents in the hearing that is anticipated this fall. "This NRC notice is great for us as...

2013-04-26 16:21:05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Senate today passed a bill that attempts, for the first time, to address the anti-consumer "early cost recovery" law passed in 2006 that allows the state's big power companies to shift all the financial risk of building new nuclear reactors to its customers. Senate bill 1472 adds procedural steps that require power companies seeking cost recovery from customers to show before the Florida Public Service Commission that...

2013-04-15 12:22:27

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, April 14 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing...